PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES


  • PHS XC Report: Teams Run Well at Saucony Battle of Atlanta (9/2/2015)

    The Dragons and 'Nettes had to catch the bus early last Saturday in order to make the 2 hour bus ride south to Nash Farms Battlefield in Hampton for the 2015 Saucony Battle of Atlanta XC Invitational (5K / 3.1 miles). As always, the meet was well attended with plenty of top teams from around Georgia... more
  • PHS XC Report:  Teams Run Well at Saucony Battle of Atlanta
  • Qualifying Ended for City of Jasper and Talking Rock (9/2/2015)

    Qualifying has ended for the City Jasper and Talking Rock. Since there are no opposed seats in Talking Rock, there will not be an election. Tony Fountain's seat is the only one opposed in the City of Jasper and will be determined in the General Election on November 3, 2015. CITY OF JASPER... more
  • Retired Educators and Healing 4 Heroes (9/2/2015)

    With school bells having called educators and students back from summer break, retired educators are also resuming their community activities. The Pickens County Retired Educators Association (PCREA) will resume its regular meeting on Wednesday, September 9th. President Ann Mackenzie announces that ... more
  • Certified Chamber Member Award Ceremony (9/1/2015)

    In 2011, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce became a Georgia Certified Chamber. This designation signifies our Chamber has the intent to maintain the brand of a not-for-profit community development-based business membership organization. The Chamber was peer-reviewed and accepted into The GACCE ... more
  • Certified Chamber Member Award Ceremony
  • North Georgia Defeats Holy Spirit 24-19 (8/31/2015)

    The Falcons opened the season with a hard fought victory over Holy Spirit Academy. FB David Richards scored from 31 yards on a run up the middle to give North Georgia a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. Holy Spirit came right back but settled for a 25 yard field goal to make it 6-3. Holy Spirit... more
  • North Georgia Defeats Holy Spirit 24-19
  • OPINION: Newly Hired Nelson City Clerk Quits (8/31/2015)

    Larry Ray and his former cronies on the council ran-off another City Clerk. Erika quit. You would think that after the terrible Audit report last year that they would hire a really well qualified clerk, but not them. They hired the first one in the door. While I haven't met her yet and she proba... more
  • PHS Character Ed Assembly (8/31/2015)

    Throughout the ages, communication has never been as keen and instant as it is today. Constant advancements in technology allow for previously unimaginable methods of connecting with peers. With all the accessibility provided, however, certain abilities are assured to be abused. The Character Ed Ass... more
  • PHS Character Ed Assembly
  • PHS Club Schedule 2015-2016 (8/31/2015)

    PHS Clubs offer students a variety of opportunities to engage in social opportunities, hobbies, work experience, and enrichment during the school year. Several new clubs will be starting at PHS this year including Art, Bass Fishing, Odyssey of the Mind, and Speech and Debate. PHS Clubs resume mee... more
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes TR Haggard Insurance INC, Country Financial with a Re-Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (8/31/2015)

    The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate TR Haggard Insurance INC, Country Financial on their continued growth and success. TR Haggard Insurance INC, Country Financial offers a wide variety of insurance options such as Auto & Recreational, Home Owners, Renters, Personal P... more
  • Pickens County Chamber Recognizes TR Haggard Insurance INC, Country Financial with a  Re-Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
  • Pickens Selling Seasons (8/31/2015)

    In 2011, I looked at seasonal home sales in Pickens County. It covered the previous eight years of sales, and concluded that Spring/Summer and Summer/Fall were the best selling seasons, with Fall being slightly better. I decided to revisit those numbers and do it a little differently. This time, ... more
  • Pickens Selling Seasons
  • State Awards City of Jasper Funding for Critical Facilities Generator Project (8/31/2015)

    Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS), on behalf of Governor Nathan Deal, recently awarded a $361,231 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project to City of Jasper for the purchase and installation of four fixed generators and one portable generator. "The generators ... more
  • State Awards City of Jasper Funding for Critical Facilities Generator Project
  • Chattahoochee Technical College sees steady enrollment (8/29/2015)

    Fall Semester is in full swing at Chattahoochee Technical College, with 9,921 students registered as of Wednesday, Aug. 26. “We’re continuing to see interest in technical education, especially in our Business, Healthcare, and Welding programs,” Executive Vice President Trina Boteler said. “In add... more
  • Chattahoochee Technical College sees steady enrollment
  • Don't You Want To Give This Black Beauty A Home? (8/29/2015)

    Hi! I'm Opal. I enjoy bird-watching and sunbathing in the window seal. I am searching for my forever family. I am around a year old and get along well with other cats. Come visit me at the Pickens Animal Shelter. I'll be waiting! Adoption Fees: $90 Dogs/Puppies, Kittens $50, & Cats $25. Ad... more
  • Don't You Want To Give This Black Beauty A Home?
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Getting Ready For Opening Night (8/29/2015)

    The cast of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is hard at work bringing Tater Patch Players' next show to its opening night of September 18. They are taking time beyond regular rehearsals to get together and work on their lines and characters. Following a Saturday rehearsal, all of the group who... more
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Getting Ready For Opening Night
  • Jaden, a Sweetheart, Needs a Furever Home! (8/29/2015)
    ADOPTED
    Hi, I'm Jaden! I haven't been at the rescue ranch very long but what time I have been here, I have made the staff fall in love with me. I am very timid and shy and need a special person willing to take time and let me love them at my own pace. I am never aggressive; I just tend to walk away. ... more
  • Jaden, a Sweetheart, Needs a Furever Home!
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